Racoon got to my Turkey last night=WARNING= ( PIC's )

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by al6517, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    I have never had a problem before but I guess I let my guard down, The darn coon got just the neck skin and a little nibble of the breast, but it was enough to send Mr T to Turkey heaven. I did process him but i don't think I will partake of his bounty, Rabbies has got me wondering, and he never bled out ,so i am not chancing it. My trap is set now though, I'll get that sucker, @#$%* anyway a pretty crappy day. The thing is i was planning on giving Mr T to a very nice friend I met on the BYC as a gift, she really wants a Turkey and i thought I would surprise her, she's a great Gal. Anyway I guess it is off to the store for some hardware cloth tomorrow.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    Mr T at the scene of the crime
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    getting my mind right
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    Did a rooster while I had everything setup
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  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Idaho
    I am sorry to hear about Mr. T. My aunt lost most of her chickens this year to a racoon, but she finally caught the sucker.
     
  3. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    I really hate coons! We lost our only duck and a hen just last week to a gang of 4!
     
  4. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yup chicken wire/poultry netting is really only to keep chickens, turkeys etc in..If a coon wants in it will get in..

    Soon time to lessin the coon population here..about a week to go and mr steel will be set a few places within a 2 mile radius here..

    Sorry for the loss..
    Charlie
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2008
  5. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    It is really amazing at how cunning they are, I stood there for a long time and tried to imagine how this coon planned his attack. they are very very smart. but I am smarter, I think hehe.
     

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